Back When It Was Rap is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip hop in North Carolina. The celebration includes several events taking place from June 18 to 25, 2023.
Tickets for individual events cost between $10 and $15, or you can get an all access pass for $50. For a limited time, an all access pass is only $30.
Read on for a few of the events, but more are expected to be announced.
Krush Groove Movie Mix Nite
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Doors at 7 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2116-D New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC
Join Em City at The Alamo for a nostalgic night of classic movies from the 80’s and 90’s with a twist. Krush Groove Movie Mix Nite is part of the Back When It Was Rap celebration, a tribute to the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
The movie “mix” will be followed by the premiere of Em City’s latest animation, Don’t Call It A Comeback with special performance by the Down South Georgia Boy, Pastor Troy. Enjoy food and drinks right from your seat inside the theater. This will be a fun night of movies, music, animation and performances.
Bounce Rock Skate
Thursday, June 22, 2023
7 to 11 p.m.
The Fairview Raleigh
1125 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC
Grab your skates, call your crew, and come bounce, rock, and roller skate to your favorite jams from the 70’s, 80’, 90’s and 2000’s. Enjoy a special performance by Bass Kingz, The 69 Boyz of the hit single Tootsie Roll.
Uptown Saturday Nite: Disco & Rap
Saturday, June 24, 2023
305 S. Dillard St, Durham NC 27701
Join the legendary DJ Nabs of Kris Kross and special guest DJs as they go back-to-back in an ultimate dance off between Disco and Rap. Enter the Em City Costume Contest. Who did it best, the 70s or the 80s?